Smithtown

Founded in 1665, Smithtown is located on the Western portion of Long Island's Suffolk County's North Shore. The Smithtown community is known for its 25 town parks, four state parks and four pristine beaches; Short Beach, Long Beach, Kings Park Bluff and Callahan's Beach.

Smithtown is centrally located along Long Island's north shore, approximately 50 miles from New York City and a half an hour away from the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Commuters tend to enjoy the three Long Island Rail Road Stations within the township with frequent trains running daily to Penn Station.

In the last few years, downtown revitalization has begun to see new life, with the plan to sewer three business districts (Smithtown, St. James and Kings Park) beginning in Spring of 2019. The town has 2.1 million square feet of commercial development either pending, approved or nearly completed. Like many towns on Long Island, the town is looking to keep the younger generations local by focusing on residential development on condos and apartments, citing 450 condo projects currently at all different stages of development.

Blydenburgh Park is one of the many parks enjoyed by many Smithtown and neighboring town residents. Blydenburgh is known for its long and energizing trails as well as its horse friendly abilities.

The 627-mile park is enjoyed by many of Smithtown's and neighboring town residents. Open year round for residents and their guests. There are many activities Blydenburgh has to offer, some of which being Camping, Fishing, Hiking and even rowboat rentals. Looking for a place to have a puppy playdate with your dog? Blydenburgh also has a dog park where dogs and pet owners can mingle for the day. The dog park is fenced in and even has two separate sections for small and big dogs.

Another major landmark within the town of Smithtown is the Smithtown Bull which you may notice will be referenced by many residents. In 1903, Lawrence Smith Butler, a descendent of the town founder Richard Smith, proposed the idea of a bronze statue to his friend sculptor Charles Cary Rumsey. First by truck, then via railroad, and then by truck once more, the fourteen-foot, five-ton bronze bull made its journey to Smithtown. On May 10, 1941, Mary Rumsey, daughter of the sculptor and wife of New York Governor W. Averill Harriman, presented the statue to the people of Smithtown. The Smithtown Bull still stands today at the intersection of 25A & Jericho Turnpike (Route 25).

Smithtown offers many other attractions to its residents, one of many being the Nissequogue River State Park. The river flows underneath Main Street leading out north to the Long Island Sound. Enjoyed by many for its canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and marina. Bored on a weekend and looking for something new? Head down to the river for a day filled with adventure near and far.

Smithtown is a large, growing community, with a wide variety of neighborhoods and hamlets to choose from as you search for the perfect home.

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